Calmac was recently honored for donating money that will help ASHRAE with HVACR technology research.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers presented Calmac with the Golden Circle Award.

Among the research topics that money donated to ASHRAE will help fund are thermal energy storage for emergency cooling, characteristics of power plants based on time of day, and time-of-day generation of renewable energy.

“Donated in honor of my father, Calvin D. MacCracken, founder of Calmac and a fervent inventor who dedicated his life to research and innovation, we know he would be pleased to see ASHRAE’s research advancements in the entire HVACR industry,” said Mark MacCracken, Calmac CEO and chairman-elect of the U.S. Green Building Council. “Calmac is a company founded on innovation. Calvin established the company in 1947 in Englewood, N.J., as a research-orientated company, and to date, Calmac has developed over 250 products, mostly on behalf of other companies or the U.S. government. Calmac fully supports ASHRAE’s research.”

Calmac was honored for its donation at ASHRAE’s winter meeting at the Jan. 25 president’s luncheon.